knackers' yard

knackers' yard
'knackers' yard
also knacker's n BrE
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: knacker 'horse-killer' (19-20 centuries) from knacker 'saddle-maker', perhaps from a Scandinavian language]
1.) a place where horses are killed
2.) ready/fit for the knacker's yard
too old to be useful or to work properly

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